Rachel Barror is a singer/songwriter, originally from Dublin, who now lives in London. Surrounded by music from a young age, Rachel developed her talent as a singer and songwriter, taking inspiration from artists and producers that include the likes of Prince, Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, India Arie, Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Tori Amos, Cinematic Orchestra, Hans Zimmer, Bonobo and SIA.
With a background in classical piano, Rachel’s compositional talent has seen her work with a plethora of songwriters and producers that include Steve Dubs – Chemical Brothers, Ruadhri Cushnan – Mumford & Sons, and Ed Sheeran. She also co-wrote 'Chameleon Life' for Sony Music, resulting in a nomination for the Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Song of The Year. Most recently she has taken part in various songwriting camps with lables such as 23rd Precinct/Nottinghill Music and Fairwood Music honing her writing skills. With regular work coming Rachel’s way as a session singer and performer in London, it’s fair to say that her success as a solo artist has only begun.
'Young At Heart'
One night whilst out with her publisher they started to talk about The Bluebells Band’s famous hit ‘Young At Heart’. "I was immediately transported back to being a kid in Ireland and hearing that song on repeat every day on the radio! So the day after I sat down at the piano and started to play around with it. The melody just spilled out and the lyrics just took on a whole other meaning that I had never noticed before. The simplicity and the sentiment of the lyrics is what makes it beautiful and that really drew me in. It’s not your typical kind of love song but more importantly a love song which speaks to all ages, so I wanted to breath new life back into it".